swheat wrote:1. How many prof's does UCI have right now? 20? 30? 10? I am pretty sure if you took a small sample like that from any other T50 school and looked only at them, you would have a "Top 10 Faculty" as well. Even average schools like USD have a few superstar profs like Yale Kamisar.
2. Not sure about this...there is only so much a careers office can do. Unless you start swapping acceptances for politicians kid's in exchange for biglaw jobs ala Illinois.
3. Agree on this one - UCI will blow away the T2 privates in SoCal at some point.
Yea honestly how much career services can do is up in the air. Hopefully the dean has got guarantees from large law firms in OC/LA to receive OCI and job offers.
UCI only has a dozen or so professors, where most schools are double that. If the next dozen are of lower standard than the first dozen, then yes their quality/ranking will drop. If they can keep up the standard they will be sustain their ranking above Penn, Georgetown, UCLA, Virginia, Cornell, Northwestern, and Texas. If UCI wants to make a big splash, they should try/continue to hire professors of the same quality but whether or not they can do so is another question entirely.